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Fast Learning At Honda SMART Schools

14 April 2009 - The Honda Smart Accredited Rider Training Schools continue to be a highly successful tool for training off-road riders in 2009. Since its inception in 2001 over 5000 students have participated in one of the many reputable riding courses run around Australia.

Honda Smart and their 2009 national off-road training program have thus far conducted schools in Frankston, Maroondah, Maffra/Sale, Winton (VIC), Cairns, Mareeba (QLD), Tea Tree Gully (SA), Tamworth and Young (NSW).

“It’s been a great start to a new year. Motorcycle riding and racing is becoming a widely accepted sport. This is marginally due to the ever increasing coverage on Television and the successes of Australian riders in world championships. As the sport's popularity increases so does the awareness for rider training. Individual riders, parents and corporate Australia appreciate the necessities of rider training," said Honda Smart’s Glen Bell.

The program covers all of the techniques of motorcycle riding and racing. Body position, cornering, braking and jumping are taught by a star studded line up of instructors including legends such as Troy Dorron, Glen Bell, Jye Harvey, Yarrive Konsky, Peter Boyle and one of Australia’s most decorated riding coaches, Paul Broomfield.

The School's worth is also witnessed by the great performance shown this season by riders like Dylan Peterson, Wade Carter, Jacob Wright and Matt Philips of the Thor Honda Smart Youth Development Team who have thrived under the guidance of team coordinator and Smart school instructor, Glen Bell.

“It’s been a great start to the season. More and more it’s becoming increasingly evident the need for coaching both and off the bike. Glen has done a tremendous job with Dylan and his 3rd place at round of the Under 19 nationals showed it," said Honda Smart director Yarrive Konsky.

With Honda committed to fostering young talent weather on road or off-road, the Honda Smart Rider Training Schools provide a perfect environment to learn and practice from under controlled conditions.

Over the coming months Honda Smart Schools will be held in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania!

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